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My peer-reviewed publications are listed in my CV. Below are pieces that were not peer-reviewed in the traditional sense, though they were approved and published by somebody besides me.

Academia (see also Science)
A rejection of inadequate humility. Scientist Sees Squirrel [blog], November 21, 2023.

The one-word check-in: too much, or not enough. Scientist Sees Squirrel [blog], July 25, 2023.

The delicate dance of peer review. Scientist Sees Squirrel [blog], May 30, 2023.

Evidence-based teaching: when evidence is not enough. LifeSciTRC.org PECOP Blog, August 17, 2020.

Four drafts of Acknowledgments. Dynamic Ecology [blog], May 13, 2020.

What if my hobby -- what I do for "fun" -- is being a workaholic? Dynamic Ecology [blog], April 30, 2020.

Writing for your students: some suggestions from Overconfident Greg. Dynamic Ecology [blog], August 12, 2019.

Do you want to be on TV? LifeSciTRC.org PECOP Blog, May 29, 2019.

Less ice cream and more broccoli?! EvCC CTT Spotlight on Faculty [blog], January 21, 2019.

Mostly Retired [poem]. Crosscurrents, 2018.

A happy ending to a tenure-track job search. Dynamic Ecology [blog], May 24, 2017.

Case studies in coauthorship: what would you do and why? Dynamic Ecology [blog], April 5, 2017.

The teaching job that slipped through my fingers, and what I learned from that experience. Dynamic Ecology [blog], December 7, 2016.

Imperfect analogies: shortcuts to active learning. Dynamic Ecology [blog], November 14, 2016.

(With P.S. Crowther.) Green revolution: salad spinning superseded. Bricolage, May 2015.

(With J. L. Williamson, H. T. Buckland, and S. L. Cunningham.) Making material more memorable ... with music. American Biology Teacher, November-December 2013.

(With E. Stahl.) What's the scoop? A quantitative analysis of Kellogg's Raisin Bran. Science Creative Quarterly, November 8, 2006.

Learning to the beat of a different drum: music as a component of classroom diversity. CONNECT, March-April 2006.

The value of self-acknowledgment. Annals of Improbable Research, March-April 2001.

Music (see also Academia and Science)
What's the Method You Want? Causeweb.org Fun Collection, May 2023.

Trials and Errors. Causeweb.org Fun Collection, May 2019.

You're My Null. Causeweb.org Fun Collection, November 2018.

Central Limit Theorem. Causeweb.org Fun Collection, May 2018.

Throw That Out? Causeweb.org Fun Collection, May 2018.

Inferential and Descriptive Statistics. Causeweb.org Fun Collection, May 2018.

Interview about "Ideation." DoPetersun.com, December 2017.

The Null Hypothesis. Causeweb.org Fun Collection, May 2017.

Marry an Eph! Songs of Williams, 2017.

3.14159/Pi [song parody]. Nth Degree Issue 3, September 2002.

Running (see also Science)
An interview with John L. Parker, Jr. FleetFeetSeattle.com, July 2015.

The long and short of running wisdom: what all runners can learn from ultramarathoners. Running Times, May 2012.

Scott McCoubrey: A Seattle trailblazer profiled. iRunFar.com, August 12, 2011.

Runner's high or just a run well done? RunnersWorld.com, July 20, 2010.

Rocky Raccoon: bigger, better, and almost indefensible. UltraRunning, April 2010.

Greg Crowther feeling whiny and sore after a DNF at Western States. RunnersWorld.com, June 25, 2007.

Greg Crowther's half-full plan to win the Western States 100 Mile. RunnersWorld.com, June 20, 2007.

On the trail of the Wakka. Northwest Runner, August 2005.

A wild night with William Emerson. Northwest Runner, October 2001.

Every rose has its thorn. Northwest Runner, November 1999.

The Ill Will duathlon. Northwest Runner, April 1998.

Meaning in the music: when science songs are more than their words. Dynamic Ecology [blog], August 16, 2021.

Cracking the code of biology tests: let's get metacognitive! Scientist Sees Squirrel [blog], June 1, 2020.

Becoming a science writer: a musical in three acts. Scientist Sees Squirrel [blog], December 10, 2018.

Invariant visual representation by single neurons in the human brain. HAPS Blog, October 31, 2018.

Starting on a high note: a first-week-of-fall A&P challenge. HAPS Blog, August 23, 2018.

What if your students went to a lecture . . . and a concert broke out? LifeSciTRC.org PECOP Blog, July 23, 2018.

What should high schoolers and undergrads learn about the scientific method? Dynamic Ecology [blog], May 22, 2017.

Ready, aim, CRISPR (or RNAi). Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, November 15, 2014.

Foreword to I See the Light by J.P. Taylor, 2013.

Protein production prowess progresses. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, November 1, 2012.

Sequencing hones in on targets. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, October 15, 2012.

Cell culture moves into third dimension. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, September 15, 2012.

Economical running: what running economy really is and what you can do about yours. Running Times, June 2012.

Biomarker discovery methods evolving. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, May 1, 2012.

NGS advances spawn novel challenges. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, March 1, 2012.

Marathoning is hard; so is science journalism. RunnersWorld.com, November 9, 2010.

Walk this way. Journal of Experimental Biology, December 1, 2005.

Poem: A is for Alanine. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, November 2005.

Genes for the long run. Journal of Experimental Biology, September 1, 2005.

Rats that can't run can't hide from risk factors. Journal of Experimental Biology, June 1, 2005.

Directing traffic at the neuromuscular junction. Journal of Experimental Biology, March 1, 2005.

Singing with superfast muscles. Journal of Experimental Biology, December 1, 2004.

Buffer zone. Runner's World, October 2003.

How to become cool. Runner's World, June 2003.

"Runner's bible" should not be taken lightly. Northwest Runner, December 2002.

Swimming will only take you so far. Northwest Runner, October 2002.

The size of a jelly molecule as estimated by jelly electrophoresis. Annals of Improbable Research, July-August 2002.

Gatorade vs. Powerade: battle of the beverages. Northwest Runner, July 2002.

Maintaining muscles with strength training and protein. Northwest Runner, May 2002.

What readers want to know. Northwest Runner, April 2002.

Thank you and good night. Northwest Runner, January 2002.

Running on empty. Northwest Runner, December 2001.

Training and racing with a heart rate monitor. Northwest Runner, November 2001.

Is counting heartbeats really useful? Northwest Runner, September 2001.

Gender and endurance performance. Northwest Runner, August 2001.

The benefits of stretching and altitude training: an update. Northwest Runner, July 2001.

Research-based confusion, part two. Northwest Runner, June 2001.

Research-based confusion. Northwest Runner, May 2001.

Can biofeedback make you a better runner? Northwest Runner, April 2001.

Training to improve the "big three." Northwest Runner, March 2001.

The distance model for success. Northwest Runner, February 2001.

Tips on maximizing your running economy. Northwest Runner, January 2001.

Be specific! Northwest Runner, December 2000.

Race-day refreshments. Northwest Runner, October 2000.

Living high and training low. Northwest Runner, September 2000.

A nuclear magnetic resonance study of isometric exercise in plants and animals. Annals of Improbable Research, July-August 2000.

Stretching the truth. Northwest Runner, July 2000.

Pumping iron into your body. Northwest Runner, June 2000.

Protein: how much do runners need? Northwest Runner, May 2000.

Tapering for competition. Northwest Runner, April 2000.

Strength training for distance runners. Northwest Runner, March 2000.

Research-based coaching: an introduction. Northwest Runner, February 2000.